The Honda Civic Si Over the Years
While the Si is only over 30 years old, take a look at its progression.
The 1986 Civic Si
The Si program was only a year old when this particular model hit the streets. 1985 kicked off the Si by adding fuel injection to the S model. Hence the name Si (sports injection). The first gen CRX was built between 1984-1987, and it was a 3-door, 2-seater sports car. The CRX Si was introduced in '85. The addition of the fuel injection allowed for 91 hp and 92.9 pound-feet of torque.
Take a look at one of Honda-Tech's forum member's full restoration of this 1986 CRX Si (shown above) here.
The 1996 Civic Si
There was no Si in 1996. In fact, between '96 to '98 it didn't seem to produce the Si. Between the years 1992 to 1995, the 3rd gen Si came in the form of the 5th gen EG hatchback and it was the first to get the VTEC engine. The EG was discontinued in 1995 and it left many waiting for a next Si. It wasn't until three years later that the Si returned as a coupe, which had a horsepower rating of 160.
The 2006 Civic Si
Before 2006 (between '02-'05), the Si Civic was an overpriced hatchback (the EP). Then, in 2006, the 8th gen Civic Si coupe came out as a 2-door, and it was the most powerful made yet. The coupe was a 6-speed manual and had 197 hp with 139 pound-feet of torque. Also, the sedan was going to get stamped with a Si for 2007.
For a review on the 2006 Civic Si coupe, check out this YouTube video.
The 2016 Civic Si
The 2015 Honda Civic Si has a horsepower of 205 and a torque of 174 pound-feet. It also came in both the coupe and sedan. But, for the arrival of the new 2016 Honda Civic, the Si was nowhere in sight. Honda planned to release the coupe, Si, and Type-R one at a time. While the coupe has already been unveiled, the Type R and Si has yet to get a release date for 2017. So, it seems those Si fans still have some waiting to do.
For a full history of the Civic Si, check out the article here.
If you own a 1992-2000 Honda Civic (or maybe 1990-2002 Accord) and wish to do some maintenance, repairs or modifications, visit our how-to section here in Honda-Tech.com